Dental Hygienists

6.1/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
78%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
11.2%
by 2030
WAGES
$77,090
or $37.06 hourly
VOLUME
194,830
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 78% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
Social Perceptiveness
Persuasion
Key
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Dental Hygienists' job openings is expected to rise 11.2% by 2030
'Dental Hygienists' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Dental Hygienists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Dental Hygienists' was $77,090, or $37.06 hourly
'Dental Hygienists' are paid 83.8% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 194,830 people employed as Dental Hygienists.
This represents around 0.14% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Administer oral hygiene care to patients. Assess patient oral hygiene problems or needs and maintain health records. Advise patients on oral health maintenance and disease prevention. May provide advanced care such as providing fluoride treatment or administering topical anesthesia.

SOC Code: 29-1292.00

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